Unassuming Barber Shop: Age of Ultron, Vision, and Spock

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The passing of Leonard Nimoy last week was, as Lance Parkin notes, “a significant event.” Trekkers Everyone mourned this actor, and this character, by watching Wrath of Khan, taking LLAP selfies, and retweeting Nimoy’s last public words. We took a moment. The character of Spock is an icon of American popular culture. But what about […]

Tonight to do NYC: Alt-Weekly Comics show at SoI

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This one is pretty special, a joint Society of Illustrators/SPX exhibit focusing on Alt-Weekly Comics. The show is jointly curated by Bill Kartalopoulos and Warren Bernard so its pretty much guaranteed to be museum quality. Bill K has been posting tantalizing sneaks at the events FB page, and this is pretty certain to be a generation-defining reunion of the 90s Max Fish crowd at the very least.

Another editor-in-chief fleeing his website as Hoffer leaves The Outhouse

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We get most of our mainstream comics news at The Outhouse, which despite being a little rough with the personal jokes, still has a jaundiced view of comis publishing that’s closer to the truth than many would suspect. However in a recent spate of comics news site turnovers, The Ourhouse is losing it’s editor in chief, Christian Hoffer, who’s moving on. Although he cites the usual—life changes, less time—it’s clear that the snarky tone of the Outhouse also took its toll:

Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club and “the toxic ever present white gaze.”

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There’s no question but that in American culture the predominant view is one that is rich, white, male, straight and Christian. And while “The male gaze” is pretty well known, we’re getting to learn about the “white gaze” as well. Have you ever wondered what it looks like? Now we know. Except it’s from peace loving New Zealand AND America.

Awesome Horrible Comics of the 80s and Beyond

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Every era of publishing has had awful comics. Though we live in a golden age, they walk among us even now. But horrible comic combined with dated inking techniques and fashion sense…now those are gold. Michael Carlyle’s The Crapbox of Son Of Cthulhu blog goes through some awful comics of the 80s, such as Rayne […]

Exclusive: Guillaume Singelin’s PTSD to be released by First Second in Winter 2017

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Announcing the newest graphic novel from one of comics’ rising talents

Rio Rancho mom “incredibly disturbed” by finding “Palomar” in school library

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Sadly I can’t embed the local news scare quotes story here but the transcript is almost as good. A mother in Rio Rancho, NM found her son had checked out Gilbert Hernandez’ PALOMAR from the school library, and then things got dangerous!

Kickstarter alert: Comic Book People 2: Photographs from the 1990s by Jackie Estrada

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Somehow I have neglected to mention until this moment that Jackie Estrada is crowdfunding a second book of photos taken at conventions over the years, this one focusing on the 90s. The first volume was a roaring success. This second one (Despite not having me on the cover) looks to be just as good. And […]

Other colors you can get THAT dress in do not include gold

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Last night twitter nation became one as never before—from Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Gerard Way to millions of Tweets around the world, everyone was obsessed with the optical illusion of what color this dress is:

Interview: JP Ahonen on drawing bears, Sing no Evil and the Finnish comics scene

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Finnish cartoonist JP Ahonen made a splash last year with his energetic graphic novel Sing No Evil (co-written by KP Alare), about a rock band that has to struggle not only with rival musicians but a supernatural invasion of their home town. Originally published in Finland, Abrams brought out the English edition. Here he talks about making the book, sequel plans and what comics are like in his native land.

Gabrielle Bell Art Sale!

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Gabrielle Bell is having an art sale on most of the July Diary that makes up jher book Truth is Fragmentary. Pages are a reasonable $100, shipping included. Bell is having the sale as a fundraiser, and while it’s neat to be able to get original art by a great cartoonist for next to nothing, […]

Interview: Andi Watson crafts up a monstrous three courses with Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula

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An interview on Watson’s newest graphic novel

Jason Momoa has suddenly made Aquaman very hot

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Now let’s get one things straight, even though his Conan relaunch flubbed, Jason Momoa looked hot as Conan. He looked hot in Baywatch, he looked hot in Stargate, he looked hot as Khal Drogo. Let’s be real, he would look hot as a UPS delivery man or a clerk at Chipotle. You would eat at that Chipotle every day, be honest.

But now he’s done the impossible. He’s made Aquaman look hot as revealed in a Zack Snyder tweet.

Devil’s Due explores the Armenian Genocide in OPERATION NEMESIS

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Human history has a lot of dark moments….the Armenian genocide is one of them. Devil’s Due has been around for a long time, and had ups, downs and all arounds, but they have a very interesting project coming out in April called Operation Nemesis: A Story of Genocide & Revenge a graphic novel honoring the 100th anniversary of the […]

The triumph of trolls: Everyone likes controversy

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Every time you respond to a troll, his dick grows.

It’s true.

Review: Agent Carter explodes with action and sacrifice

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As I was drying my tears following the dramatic conclusion of this week’s episode of Agent Carter, ‘Snafu’, all I could think about was that I wanted more. More Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, whose range and presence eats up every frame of this small-screen show that plays like a big-screen adventure. More of the fabulous, smart dialogue and fantastic supporting cast; more of the beautiful costumes and period lighting — just more! More than just next week’s season finale.